Bernice Manahan (1903 - 1987)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1903 - In the year that Bernice Manahan was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1949 - Bernice was 46 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1957 - By the time she was 54 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1983 - When she was 80 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1987 - In the year of Bernice Manahan's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Bernice Manahan passed away in February 1987 at 83 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Bernice. She was born on July 27, 1903. We are unaware of information about Bernice's family or relationships. We know that Bernice Manahan had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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